Huey Percy Carter Sr. departed from this earth on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:30a.m. in Lake Charles, Louisiana for his heavenly home, “A city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10) We must not mourn as those without hope. Brother Carter has gone to get the great reward promised to all who faithfully serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was baptized at an early age. In the year of nineteen hundred ninety-five, he accepted Christ in his heart. God renewed his walk in the Lord at Pasadena Missionary Baptist Church, under the Leadership of Reverend L. T. Thomas. He then, united in faith with New Jerusalem Baptist Church, under the Leadership of Reverend Earl Miller, until Rev. Miller’s departure to heaven. He continued his Christian walk with Reverend Lee Wilson, Riverside Baptist Church as a Deacon until his passing.
Brother Carter was born on March 17, 1936 to the late Geneva Powell Carter and the late Kelly Carter. He became a loving father at an early age with the birth of his eldest son, Arthur James Poullard Sr. He then married his childhood sweetheart Lulaina Guillory. To this union, eight children were born. He later married Darlene Tillman and to that union he embraced two children. Brother Carter always accepted God as the head of his life. He and his loving family were always active, devoted, and faithful. He strived to keep peace and helped nurture spiritual, educational cares and life concerns. He taught us the fear of the Lord and encouraged others to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
He was educated in the Calcasieu Parish School System and was a proud graduate of Washington High School in the year of 1959. He became a dedicated soldier for the United States Army Reserve for twenty years and retired as Sergeant 1st Class. He was a hard-working man that held various jobs. He made history by being the first African American to be a seller and driver for 7UP and Jax Beer Company in the early nineteen sixties. He was an entrepreneur for many years. His favorite pass time was the game of Dominoes and he loved to share a word or two.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wives, his brother Willie D. Carter and his children, Arthur James Poullard Sr., Patricia Carter Young-Brown, Eric Kelly Carter, and James N. Carter, one grandson, Alfred Samuel Young and one great-grandson Emmanuel Young.
Leaving to cherish his memories: One sister Josephine Bennett, One sister n law Virginia Love and eight children, Cherlyn (Eddie) Martin, Huey (Marilyn) Carter Jr., Debra Carter Rachel, Cynthia (James) Brown Sr., Mark Anthony Carter Sr., Dana (Kenneth) Pettus. Two daughters- in-law, Bertha Poullard and Veronica Darbonne both of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Twenty-three grandchildren; Latishia (Anthony) Anderson, Jessica Poullard, Arthur Poullard, Kevin Poullard, Vanessa Martin, Venecia (Grady) Martin Brown, Ed Junior (KeAndra) Martin, Alana Young-Tezeno, Alfred Samuel (Katie) Young, Bertina Young, Brittany (Arthur) Thomas, Joshua Carter, Jordan Carter, Paul Mason, Cpt. James (Veronica) Brown Jr., Jonathan Brown, James Guillory, Tara Fennell Herbert, LaTonya Smith Carter, Mark (Diane) Carter, Michael Carter, Floyd Coleman, Brittany James and forty-three great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/lcLouisiana/
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